Global Partnerships/Eleos Social Venture Fund

Addressing the “pioneer gap” by supporting early stage social enterprises

Overview

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Africa
Kenya, Rwanda, Tanzania, United Republic of, Uganda
Clean technology and energy, Education, Healthcare, Water, sanitation and hygiene

The Global Partnerships/Eleos Social Venture Fund (SVF) is an impact-led fund investing in early-stage social enterprises to expand opportunity for people living in poverty in East Africa. The fund was created to address the “pioneer gap” by supporting early stage social enterprises with a combination of investment capital and advisory support. 

What We Look For 

We invest in strong and capable founding teams with experience in the geography/ industry and a long term commitment to achieving impact and serving the BOP. We also look at unique value proposition, scalability, traction and funding plan.  

Focus Sectors & Geography 

We invest in Education, Energy, Health, Water, Sanitation and Rural Livelihoods across four countries in East Africa: Kenya, Rwanda, Tanzania and Uganda.  

Funding Strategy

The fund provides seed capital of $50-100K, with the ability to provide follow-on funding of ~$500K in each subsequent round of financing. In addition to financing, SVF provides advisory support and specific technical assistance, where required.

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